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Routes in Watergate Rock

Dirty Tricks T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fifteen Minute Gap T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
H.R. Hardman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
I Am Not A Crook T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Malicious Deception T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pardon Me T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Political Asylum T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
T-N-T S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
T. Gordon Liddy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tricky Dick S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unsightly Blemishes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
White Collar Crime T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
White House Plumbers TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Dave Houser & Kendall Downing, April 1976
Page Views: 806 total, 6/month
Shared By: Eric Burt on May 30, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is not a particularly memorable climb, but it does provide an easy way to the top of the formation where TRs can be set for other routes if desired. It is a crack but there are plenty of face moves to augment it as well.

Location

This route ascends the obvious crack on the right hand side of the east face of the formation. The crack is behind the large boulder that hosts the route Political Asylum. One can either start FMG in a small chimney behind the boulder, or scramble up left of the boulder to a nice belay ledge. The latter approach starts on easy face moves to reach the crack.

Protection

A few small to medium cams will do it. Make a trad anchor at the top. Rap off of the two-bolt anchor to climber's left at the top of H.R. Hardman.

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Blitzo
 
Blitzo  
 
A fun, easy climb. Sep 17, 2006